Twitter announced the temporary shutdown of its offices while employees are massively rejecting Musk’s ultimatum to work long hours in order to stay in the company.
As Twitter decided to let go of half of its full-time workforce, more news was to follow. As such, allegedly, the world’s richest man and the new owner of the social media platform, Elon Musk, asked Twitter’s employees to sign up for “long hours at high intensity” or leave.
The ultimatum also had an “agreement” deadline: as such, workers had to choose “yes” in a Google form to communicate their compliance with the new policy until 5 PM ET on Thursday to stay onboard.
According to different estimates, hundreds of people chose severance packages instead of Musk’s vision of Twitter 2.0.
Following mass layoffs across the company, Musk further fired dozens of those employees who publicly criticized his approach or mocked his lack of understanding of Twitter’s technicalities. Later, some of those were asked to return, as they were laid off by mistake.
The billionaire, however, doesn’t seem all that worried, tweeting about the platform’s achievements in the midst of the resignation crisis.
In the meantime, an announcement that Twitter will be temporarily closing its offices to staff until Monday, November 21, arrived. According to Reuters, security guards in some offices began kicking out their employees on Thursday evening. The reasoning behind such a decision remains unclear.
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